Welcome to the SPH Writing & Career Services office, a resource for School of Public Health current students and alumni to improve their writing and develop their career narrative.
Here you can read an FAQ to find out what kinds of help we offer, make an appointment using our webform (see below) or check out this month's Workshop schedule. You’ll also get our recommendations for career websites, helpful articles, and other good sources of information – because not everything on the Internet is created equal, and sorting out the bad from the good can be a full-time job.
Below is a list of some features and resources we've developed just for our students:
Molly’s Bookshelf: Within our office at 1521 there lurks a solid library of well-regarded books on career and writing topics that you can reserve and take out for a test-drive. More books are added regularly, and we’re always taking requests for new books – and book reviewers!
Read2Write: One of the surest ways to improve your own writing is by reading the work of great writers, and I don’t just mean Moby Dick or Crime and Punishment or all those books you were told to read in undergrad. Yes, those are great books and you should definitely try to get to them one day (if you haven’t already), but who has the time? For now, I recommend great pieces of longform journalism from the best publications in the country: The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, and others. A Read2Write exercise both introduces you to amazing writing -- and writers! -- and shows you how to get the most out of it, and to take from these wonderful writers the tools you need to grow in your own writing journey.
Don’t Fear the Career podcast: This is a new project that we’re really excited about. As its name implies, DFTC is designed to de-mystify anxiety-producing topics like resume writing, cover letters, elevator pitches, and interviewing, plus some detours into writing skills like paraphrasing and avoiding plagiarism. Find it on Spotify, Apple podcasts, Googleplay, Anchor, Stitcher and PlayerFM.
Writing & Career Services YouTube Channel: Our dedicated YouTube Channel includes videos on online job hunting, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, using Endnote, and how to tackle a literature review. We've also uploaded some recorded Zoom seminars that are informative, if a little free-wheeling (translation: not winning any Oscars).
Workshops, Seminars and Roundtables: